Ted Cruz took the stage in the Republican National Convention to give what many thought would be a memorable speech, he was crystal clear on his intentions: take down Obama.
On the front of taking Obama down a peg, Cruz delivered. He said that, “President Obama is a man who does everything backwards — he wants to close Guantanamo Bay and open up our borders, he exports jobs and imports terrorists. Enough is enough.” And we agree with that part. However, it’s what Cruz didn’t do at the end of his speech that will forever be remembered about his 2016 RNC speech. He did not endorse Donald Trump, even though he signed documents to support the nominee, no matter whom that may be.
Because of this, the crowd booed him off the stage and it’s one of the most cringe-worthy speeches I’ve ever seen. However, when Cruz was ending his rhetoric, Trump made an appearance and IMMEDIATELY upstaged him as the cameras all panned to The Donald. It was absolutely epic, and in regular Trump form.
Watch this and see it for yourself:
“Freedom means free speech, not politically correct safe spaces. Freedom means religious freedom, whether you are Christian or Jew, Muslim or atheist. Gay or straight, the Bill of Rights protects the rights of all of us to live according to our conscience,” Cruz said.
He continued: “Freedom means the right to keep and bear arms, and protect your family. Freedom means Supreme Court Justices who don’t dictate policy, but instead follow the Constitution. And freedom means recognizing that our Constitution allows states to choose policies that reflect local values.”
At the beginning of his speech, Cruz once again congratulated Trump for winning the nomination, but that’s as far as the pleasantries went. Cruz and Trump were at each other’s throats all throughout the campaign. Cruz showed that he holds a grudge and he’s petty, two traits we do not want in our president. Cruz should have endorsed Trump, now he just looks like a whiner in the eyes of voters all over the country, and Trump’s presence put Cruz’s small-minded, sore-loser thinking into perspective.
Some of what Cruz said holds value, but those are just repeating Trump’s already well-known stances. In any case, I’d rather have Trump 100 times over than someone like Ted Cruz, who has proved that the American people and political system are beneath him when it’s inconvenient.
(Source: Fox News)